March 06, 2007
A nonprofit organization established to compile a national identification database for livestock, including horses, was rendered "inactive" in January--just one year after its founding--because it was ahead of its time, said a spokesperson for... Read More
February 22, 2007
Livestock officials are urging cattlemen and owners of other large livestock to take advantage of a tracking program that will help the government control such diseases as mad cow disease.
Farmers and ranchers can register their large... Read More
February 19, 2007
Citing a decrease in the number of entries for both divisions over the last few years that has resulted in short fields, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey announced that, beginning in 2008, the New Jersey Futurity is being... Read More
February 18, 2007
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has requested comments on National Animal Identification System (NAIS) documents that will affect how livestock, including horses, are handled within the program.
The NAIS is a... Read More
November 28, 2006
In the wake of recent California wildfires, an animal rescue official reminds horse owners that planning is critical to helping their horses through natural disasters. "Whether it's a threat of wildfires, floods, tornadoes or hurricanes, people... Read More
November 20, 2006
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is emphasizing that the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) will be a voluntary program and that no plans are in place to make the program mandatory.
The NAIS has been a hot topic of... Read More
November 01, 2006
We have just passed the five-year anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack on the United States in the country's history. It was on Sept. 11, 2001, that two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center Towers in New York, another struck... Read More
November 01, 2006
Horses are delicate creatures. Despite their size and strength, they can be afflicted by a host of ailments. Their use in equestrian sports, their curious nature, and their boisterous social interactions can easily put them in injury-causing... Read More
October 13, 2006
The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) had a meeting on August 21st, in conjunction with the National Institute of Animal Agriculture's 2006 ID Info Expo.
During this meeting, the ESWG gave subcommittee updates, discussed ESWG membership... Read More
October 01, 2006
Bobby Smith of Middleburg, Va., was not alone when he said he was confused about equine identification. That's why he came to the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID/Info Expo in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24.
"We are very excite... Read More
September 23, 2006
"The most important factor in the equine ID controversy is in the interpretation of what is on the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) web page," said Carl C Heckendorf, DVM, of the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "Horse owners read... Read More
September 21, 2006
The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) made recommendations in August 2006 to USDA regarding the use of specific injectable radio frequency identification (RFID) for horses in accordance with the National Animal ID System (NAIS).
While... Read More
September 15, 2006
Wearing Wranglers and sporting a cowboy hat and boots, Buddy Eby doesn't look like your typical computer geek.
But seeing him in his truck, with a small notebook PC on his lap, digital camera at his side, and inkjet printer in the passenger... Read More
September 12, 2006
Under a no-cost-to-the-owner, voluntary program approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) utilizing federal grants, microchips have been implanted in almost 500 Thoroughbreds at Southern California racetracks over the last two months... Read More
September 05, 2006
Following consultation with the horse industry about a proposed European Union Regulation on the identification of equidae (horses, donkeys, etc.), the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) is giving its comments to the... Read More
August 31, 2006
Amy Mann of the American Horse Council presented an update on efforts of the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) in her presentation at the National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ID Info Expo held in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 22-24. The... Read More
August 14, 2006
Tattoo Charlie, a 15-hand bay Quarter Horse gelding, escaped from his pasture in Monroe County, N.Y. early on Aug. 7 after he and three pasturemates in the enclosure were spooked. The other horses were recovered, but Charlie--who was last... Read More
August 11, 2006
The American Horse Council (AHC) confirmed today (Aug. 10) that Bob Hillman, DVM, will be a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on Sept. 25 in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas state veterinarian and executive... Read More
August 10, 2006
The American Horse Council has confirmed Bob Hillman, DVM, as a speaker for the AHC Issues Forum, which will be held on September 25th in Austin, Texas. Hillman currently serves as the Texas State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the... Read More
August 09, 2006
On August 1, 2006, the Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) made recommendations to the NAIS Subcommittee on how the equine industry might reach NAIS compliance in the future. Each of the different... Read More
July 18, 2006
USDA Secretary Mike Johanns has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the annual ID/INFO EXPO 2006 in Read More
June 29, 2006
The Equine Species Working Group is announcing the release of their new web site: Read More
June 28, 2006
ID/INFO EXPO 2006 will provide the latest information on the National Animal Identification... Read More
June 09, 2006
Proposals are being solicited for projects in the area of equine identification related to equine health, and disease control. The Equine Species Working Group (ESWG) is interested in projects that... Read More
June 01, 2006
As Congress considers legislation that would establish the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), horse industry officials are seeking to drive home the message that microchips are a means of identifying equines--not an avenue for the... Read More
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Q. I had my horses implanted with a microchip years ago. Recently, I attempted to change my contact information only to find out the website no longer existed. I obviously need to register my horses at a new site. What are my options?